Call for Abstracts: Outdoor Play & Early Learning Policy Research Invitational Symposium

The Lawson Foundation will be hosting a two day symposium to support outdoor play and early learning policy in Canada from October 24-26, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The interactive symposium will provide a forum for researchers, government officials, educators, service providers, and others interested in sharing new research in the field of outdoor play and early learning policy.

This call seeks research that addresses barriers and opportunities to increase children’s outdoor play-based early learning in regulated early childhood education and care (ECEC) or publicly-funded elementary school contexts. While the symposium is intended to serve as a catalyst to expand outdoor play early learning policy development in Canada, relevant submissions in English pertaining to outdoor play policy from all regions of the world are welcome; international exemplars may inform and enhance Canadian initiatives. Studies that expand the horizons of policy development and implementation related to early learning and outdoor play, from a variety of disciplines, are encouraged.

Learn more about the Call for Abstracts here and if interested apply by January 26, 2018.

Teach Resiliency Blog Launch


PHE Canada, along with their partners, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Western University, are excited to launch a blog section of TeachResiliency.ca. Monthly blog posts on a variety of mental health topics such as healthy brains, peer support, and family engagement will provide you with an opportunity to stay informed on current trends, issues, tools and strategies to assess the resilience of students and teachers.

Check out the inaugural blog post titled The Top 5 Reasons to Visit TeachResiliency.ca…Often.